Arrival of the Snake Woman

Arrival of the Snake Woman


First published in 1989, Arrival of the Snake Woman has since become a source on 19th century life and society in Jamaica. The seven stories chart the changing relations between town and country, between the rural poor who are shaken by the arrival of Indentured Indian labour, represented by the Snake Woman, and the opportunities opening up in the towns. The first professional blacks are begin to appear and the distance between this new class begin to widen.

By Olive Senior

Novel, Published by TSAR

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